I was reading Addy Osmani's Design Patterns book where he talks about the MV* patterns. It was shocking to me how much the original Smalltalk MVC pattern for building desktop application paralleled the Flux architecture and how we work with React/Redux.
Web applications are often thought of as something new that we are just discovering and the ecosystem is, therefore, evolving very fast and new patterns are being discovered.
But it is also quite true that today's web applications are just a natural evolution to the desktop applications we've been building for decades. As such, I believe, it is very important that today's web application developers have access to the learnings from building desktop applications.